New Running Center at Memorial Park

Ellen joined several council members, HPARD Dir. Joe Turner and Mindy Hildebrand to cut the ribbon on the new Center. The facility includes a meeting space, vending machines, and more!

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Domestic Violence Awareness Month

“It’s incumbent upon the public to actually get involved and try to stop it. It’s not going to stop on its own.”

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Oct. 23, 2014Houston Chronicle

City Council will figure out what ‘core services’ are … eventually

Members of the Houston City Council met again Thursday – in what is their third attempt – to hash out what constitutes the city’s “core services.” They again punted to next week.

The idea, with a roughly $120 million budget deficit looming next summer, is for council to identify what is central to the city’s mission and make cuts to the activities that are not. Members also are hearing updates from the departments of planning and health on their operations, as department heads continue the march of meetings to argue that what they do meets whatever “core services” definition is finally chosen. Continue Reading »

Oct. 23, 2014Houston Public Media

Great Expectations For Harris County’s New Forensics Lab

The Harris County crime lab is on its way to getting some much-needed breathing room and new tools to solve crimes.

Wednesday was the official groundbreaking for a nine-story, 200,000 square foot crime lab directly across the street from the current one in the Medical Center. Continue Reading »

Oct. 21, 2014Culture Map

Young and restless college grads flock to Houston in record numbers

Although you might assume that today’s college graduates are flocking to metro centers like New York or Washington D.C., it turns out they are moving to the Houston area in droves. Continue Reading »

Oct. 21, 2014Houston Chronicle

City Council trims Houston tax rate to comply with revenue cap

The Houston City Council unanimously passed a nominal property tax cut Tuesday afternoon, the first rate reduction in five years, as the city for the first time runs into a revenue cap imposed by voters a decade ago. Continue Reading »